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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on August 19, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


US forces destroy a Viet Cong stronghold near Van Tuong, in South Vietnam.

Famous birthdays


Jill St John, (Jill Arlyn Oppenheim), Los Angeles California, actress (Diamonds are Forever).

more events on August 19

  • 2010

    Operation Iraqi Freedom ends; the last US combat brigade, 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, leaves the country. Six brigades remain to train Iraqi troops.

  • 2005

    Toronto Supercell: A series of thunderstorms spawn several tornadoes and cause flash floods in Southern Ontario. Losses exceed $500 million Canadian dollars, the highest ever in the province.

  • 2004

    Google Inc. stock begins selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market, with an initial price of $85; the stock ended the day at $100.34 with more than 22 million shares traded.

  • 2003

    Shmuel Hanavi bus bombing: suicide attack on a bus in Jerusalem kills 23 Israelis, some of them children, and wounds 130. Islamist militant group Hamas claims responsibility for the attack.

  • 2002

    A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.

  • 1991

    Communist hard-liners place President Mikhail Gorbachev under house arrest in an attempted coup that failed two days later.

  • 1988

    Cease fire begins in 8-year war between Iran and Iraq.

  • 1987

    Hungerford Massacre in the UK; armed with semi-automatic rifles and a handgun Michael Ryan kills 16 people before committing suicide. In response, Parliament passed the Firearms (Amendment) Act of 1988 banning ownership of certain classes of firearms.

  • 1976

    Gerald R Ford, who had become President of the United States after Richard Nixon resigned, wins Republican Party’s presidential nomination at Kansas City convention.

  • 1974

    US Ambassador to Cyrus Rodger P. Davies assassinated by a sniper of Greek Cypriot paramilitary group EOKA-B during a demonstration outside the embassy in Nicosia.

  • 1966

    Lee Ann Womack, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter (“I Hope You Dance”).

  • 1965

    US forces destroy a Viet Cong stronghold near Van Tuong, in South Vietnam.

  • 1957

    The first balloon flight to exceed 100,000 feet takes off from Crosby, Minnesota.

  • 1952

    Jonathan Frakes, actor (Commander William T Riker, Star Trek: The Next Generation); character given same birth-date but in 2335.

  • 1950

    Edith Sampson becomes the first African-American representative to the United Nations.